30.09. - 09.10.2021

Fortress Germany 2011 | 87 min | OV | Colour | FF 2012

Kirsi Marie Liimatainen

Kirsi Marie Liimatainen studied acting in Tampere followed by film direction at the HFF „Konrad Wolf“. Since 2010 she has been engaged on her her PhD.

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Johanna is 13 and more than anything else in the world hates sports, teachers and brown hair. So she's very surprised to fall in love with the brown-haired son of a PE teacher. Christian is different to the other pupils by whom she's either teased at parties or ignored. With him, she can relax and forget about the problems with her violent father.Johanna and her sister Moni learned early on how to deal with the situation at home and present a brave face to the outside world. Christian should be spared the family secret, but at Johanna's birthday party the situation takes a dramatic turn. A moving film about falling in love for the first time, finding the courage to say "No" and the psychological effects of domestic violence.


Original title: Festung
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: German
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Kirsi Marie Liimatainen
Screenplay: Nicole Armbruster
Cast: Elisa Essig, Karoline Herfurth, Peter Lohmeyer
Producer: Alexandra Kordes, Meike Kordes
Director of Photography: Christine A. Maier
Music: Matthias Petsche
Production Design: Anette Kuhn
Editor: Sarah Levine
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor: Jörg Schneider
Format: dcp
German Distributor: farbfilm verleih
World Sales:
Production: Kordes & Kordes Film GmbH; ZDF / Das kleine Fernsehspiel


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